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  • FILE - This Aug. 24, 2004 file photo shows former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger, chairman of the Detention Operations Review Panel speaking at the Pentagon. A Washington think tank confirms Schlesinger has died. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)

    Former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger dies

    Onetime economics professor and longtime nuclear strategist James R. Schlesinger was a political man for all seasons, holding a long string of Cabinet and other high-level posts through three administrations. He was hired - and dismissed - by presidents of both parties.

  • South Korean Army soldiers set up barbed wire fence during an exercise against possible attacks by North Korea near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Monday, March 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    North Korea tests new leader of South; Park Geun-hye 'no softie' to belligerence

    The Korean Peninsula is fraught with tension as its new leaders engage in a battle of words and will — with the North on Monday voiding the cease-fire that halted the Korean War in 1953 and the South placing its troops on high alert.

  • Park Geun-hye waves to supporters after arriving at the party headquarters in Seoul on Wednesday. The new South Korean president will be returning to the presidential palace where her father, Park Chung-hee, ruled for 18 years. (Associated Press)

    Park breaks through ‘glass ceiling’ to win presidency of South Korea

    South Koreans on Wednesday elected their first female president — Park Geun-hye, leader of the conservative New Frontier Party — in a close election with results that are likely to please U.S. officials, analysts said.

  • A sketch by a courtroom artist depicts the five 9/11 co-defendants praying during their arraignment at the U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on May 5. Their disruptive tactics stretched out the proceedings to 13 hours. (Associated Press)

    Inside the Ring: Terrorists' antics

    The Washington-based legal group Judicial Watch earlier this month sent an investigator to Guantanamo Bay Naval Air Station, Cuba, to watch the May 5 arraignment of Khalid Shaikh Mohammad (aka KSM) and four others accused of plotting and executing the Sept. 11, 2001, airline attacks.

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PRESIDENTIAL FOURTH: President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at Washington's Fort McNair on Saturday.

    Challenges abound for Obama abroad

    Over the next week, President Obama will be trying to put to bed the Cold War in Russia, rewrite the rules for international finance in Italy and reassure developing countries they retain his attention in Ghana.

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